UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news Healthy weight only protects women from hot flashes during the early stages of menopause http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11659/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11659 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) - Greater weight increases the likelihood of hot flashes and night sweats during early stages of the menopause transition but reduces those symptoms throughout menopause and beyond, new UC Davis research published in the journal Menopause shows. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11659 Karen Finney 2016-12-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital supports safe sleep practices http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 2, 2016) - Every year in the United States, 3,400 infants die of sleep-related causes. In Sacramento County, one infant every other week dies, due to their sleep environment. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11656 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-12-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis hosts symposium to address alleviating pain through collaboration http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11650/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11650 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2016) - UC Davis leaders and faculty from diverse professions and disciplines assembled to help advance pain relief and improve quality of life at the 2016 Advancing Pain Relief Symposium at UC Davis. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11650 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-12-01T00:00:00Z Eye Center's principal optometrist receives mentoring award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11649/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11649 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2016) - Melissa Barnett, principal optometrist at the UC Davis Eye Center, received the Mentoring Award from the Women in Optometry association. She is one of six optometrists recognized for excellence in leadership, mentorship and education, and innovation. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11649 Carole Gan 2016-12-01T00:00:00Z Votes for UC Davis Children's Hospital could result in $50,000 to help local kids http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11651/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11651 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2016) - UC Davis Health System employees and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11651 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-12-01T00:00:00Z Pediatric stroke survivor to run CIM MaraFUNRun on Sunday http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11646/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11646 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 30, 2016) - An otherwise healthy Sacramento pre-teen, Chanell Roberts had just finished running in her P.E. class when the stroke hit. After initial treatment, she was brought to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11646 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-11-30T00:00:00Z Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11642/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11642 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2016) - For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E coli K99 pili protein. In addition, The UC Davis team also found LPS molecules congregated with amyloid plaques, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s pathology and progression. The research was published today in the print edition of the journal Neurology. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11642 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-29T00:00:00Z Lifestyle changes and dementia risk topic of talk at Lesher Center for the Arts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11641/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11641 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2016) - Can lifestyle changes help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? John Olichney, UC Davis professor of neurology and a behavioral neurologist, will address the question at a public lecture Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11641 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-29T00:00:00Z Alarming health disparities could be prevented by breastfeeding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11637/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11637 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 23, 2016) - Black infants had over twice the deaths of whites attributable to lack of optimal breastfeeding, a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows. Black infants also had over three times the rate of necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating disease of preterm infants, attributable to suboptimal rates of feeding with their mother’s own milk. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11637 Karen Finney 2016-11-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital hosts toy drive Dec. 20-23 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11609/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11609 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 22, 2016) - To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who would like to make the season brighter for hospitalized children, UC Davis is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11609 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-11-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis Eye Center grateful patient named Outstanding Benefactor of the Year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11626/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11626 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 16, 2016) - Ernest E. Tschannen, whose historic $38.5 million total gift to UC Davis will transform eye care in the Sacramento region and beyond for generations to come, today received the Outstanding Benefactor award from the California Capital Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11626 Carole Gan 2016-11-16T00:00:00Z Kindness, compassion key to cancer center pharmacy program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11623/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11623 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 16, 2016) - Jacquelyn Conway, a mother who enjoys taking long walks and cooking organic meals, was told she had invasive breast cancer In August 2012. That began an arduous series of cancer treatments starting with chemotherapy – and a determined approach to survival.  Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11623 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-16T00:00:00Z Cancer research pioneer to speak on therapy advances http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11617/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11617 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 15, 2016) - Alan Ashworth, renowned basic cancer scientist and president of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present a talk on synthetic lethal approaches to cancer therapy Nov. 30 at UC Davis. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11617 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-15T00:00:00Z Mobile health data may offer new pathways to better patient care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11615/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11615 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 15, 2016) - A UC Davis-led team has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) to explore the use of personalized mobile health data to improve chronic disease management and care. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11615 Charles Casey 2016-11-15T00:00:00Z Using antibiotics wisely: Do's and Don'ts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11610/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11610 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 14, 2016) - Knowing how to use antibiotics safely and appropriately empowers everyone to be a part of the solution to preserve the life-saving power of antibiotics, according to Larissa May, associate professor of emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and a national expert on antibiotic stewardship. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11610 Carole Gan 2016-11-14T00:00:00Z Bennet Omalu receives American Medical Association's highest honor http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11613/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11613 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 14, 2016) - Bennet Omalu, associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis Health System, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association for his groundbreaking work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) on Saturday at the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11613 Carole Gan 2016-11-14T00:00:00Z Organ and tissue donors honored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11603/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11603 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 9, 2016) - Three dozen butterflies — symbols of new life — were recently released during a touching tribute to the UC Davis Medical Center patients who gave life to others. Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11603 Karen Finney 2016-11-09T00:00:00Z Consumers again rate UC Davis Medical Center as the region's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11598/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11598 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 7, 2016) - UC Davis Medical Center has been selected for the 17th time as a Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11598 Karen Finney 2016-11-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Nursing researchers receive grant for novel advanced illness care program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11597/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11597 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 7, 2016) - Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis were awarded $600,000 from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Innovations in Care Program for their collaboration with faith-based organizations in Alameda County that address advanced illness care disparities through the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) Advanced Illness Care Program. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11597 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-11-07T00:00:00Z Miss California visits UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11596/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11596 (November 4, 2016) - Miss California Jessa Carmack made a visit to patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital this week, along with Miss Sacramento County Lauren Berlinn, Miss Sacramento County's Outstanding Teen Nikki Holbrook and Miss City of Sacramento Outstanding Teen Violet Joy Hansen. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11596 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-11-04T00:00:00Z Breast cancer patients have new surgery option with radioactive seed http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11591/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11591 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2016) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a new technique for breast cancer patients undergoing surgery to remove breast cancer that may improve cosmetic outcomes and the patient’s surgery experience. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11591 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-11-03T00:00:00Z Join gamers playing for UC Davis Children's Hospital on Extra Life Game Day, Nov. 5 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11585/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11585 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 2, 2016) - Local gamers of all levels and from all categories — console, mobile, PC, table-top, etc. — are uniting for one cause on Saturday, November 5: to save and improve the lives of kids treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) fundraising program, provides game-loving locals a fun way to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local CMN Hospital. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11585 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-11-02T00:00:00Z Pediatrics unit celebrates Halloween, country fair-style http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11583/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11583 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2016) - UC Davis Children's Hospital’s Halloween celebration took place today on the pediatrics unit. Patients and staff got into the Halloween spirit with costumes, games and trick-or-treating. on the unit. The special event was made possible by the Davis 7 pediatric nurses and the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11583 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician assistant students receive national scholarships http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11582/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11582 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2016) - Two physician assistant graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis each received a two-year, full scholarship from the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to pursue their passion to become primary care providers and join a community of clinicians with a shared desire to serve people with limited access to health care. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11582 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-10-31T00:00:00Z Sam's Club in Sacramento is No. 1 CMN fundraiser again http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11577/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11577 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2016) - Sam's Club on Power Inn Road in Sacramento was named the No. 1 Sam's Club store in the country for the second year in a row, raising the most money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during its 2016 Miracle Balloon campaign, which ran Aug. 29 through Oct. 16. The store raised $66,367.99 with proceeds staying locally and benefitting UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11577 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis CAARE Center receives $1.6 million grant by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11565/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11565 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2016) - The UC Davis CAARE Center has been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) to provide mental health services to all newly placed foster children throughout Sacramento County for the next five years.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11565 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-10-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute to host 22q deletion syndrome event and presentation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host a “Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Family Meeting” on Sunday, Nov. 6 featuring a 22q Mystery Bus Tour with games, giveaways and education station application consultations. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11578 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-27T00:00:00Z Elimination of synapses in the brain the topic of MIND Institute's next distinguished lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 26, 2016) - One of the major unsolved mysteries in neuroscience is how synapses are eliminated in the brain during normal development. This pruning process is required for precise brain wiring, but what drives the elimination of specific synapses remains unclear. Neuroscientist Beth Stevens will explore her recent research, which revealed a key role for microglia in synaptic pruning in a free public lecture at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Nov. 9. at 4:30 p.m. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11564 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-26T00:00:00Z Terminally ill cancer patients fare poorly after surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11561/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11561 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 25, 2016) - Patients with disseminated advanced cancer who undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11561 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-25T00:00:00Z Bullying, vulnerability of children with disabilities the topic of upcoming Minds Behind the MIND lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2016) - The 2016-2017 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series resumes this month with a Spanish-speaking workshop for families and educators entitled “Ingredients for a healthy relationship-based society: How do we identify, talk about and manage emotions in the context of a disability?” Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11557 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-21T00:00:00Z New grants help UC Davis researchers home in on Angelman syndrome treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2016) - Two UC Davis researchers have received grants totaling $1.6 million to advance their work to find an effective treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes seizures and sleep disturbances and inhibits language development. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11552 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-20T00:00:00Z Sexual pain in women after cancer is common, and too often ignored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2016) - Painful sex in women after cancer treatment is relatively common, often treatable and needs to be addressed by medical providers, a UC Davis oncologist and researcher suggests. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11550 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis surgeon honored for international humanitarian efforts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11548/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11548 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 19, 2016) - J. Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, has received a 2016 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Volunteerism Award for his work in developing heart surgery programs in Russia and South America. Young received the award, the highest honor for fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who provide volunteer care to medically underserved populations, on Oct. 18 at the ACS Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11548 Karen Finney 2016-10-19T00:00:00Z Neu5Gc in red meat and organs may pose a significant health hazard http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11551/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11551 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 19, 2016) - Neu5Gc, a non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans, is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are cooked, a study by researchers from the UC Davis School of Medicine and Xiamen University School of Medicine has found. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11551 Carole Gan 2016-10-19T00:00:00Z Expert on Mental Function in Aging Elected to National Academy of Medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11546/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11546 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 18, 2016) - John Morrison, professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis, and director of the California National Primate Research Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific bodies. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11546 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-18T00:00:00Z Workshop set for young adults with cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11542/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11542 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 18, 2016) - Young adults dealing with the effects of cancer are invited to attend Pushing Past Cancer, a free day of education and motivation, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Sacramento campus. The event is open to cancer patients ages 18-40, their support persons and medical professionals. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11542 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center to host Caregivers Workshop http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11541/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11541 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2016) - When a family member or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, caregivers are thrust into a new world of responsibility, often without training or experience. It’s important for caregivers to learn to navigate their new world and become familiar with housing options, community resources and common behaviors. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11541 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-10-17T00:00:00Z Diagnostic symposium on renal and transplant pathology, Oct. 21 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11544/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11544 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 14, 2016) - This year’s free Diagnostic Symposium, sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, features insights into common diagnostic dilemmas in renal and transplant pathology by UC San Francisco and UC Davis specialists beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 in the Medical Education Building, Room 2222. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11544 Carole Gan 2016-10-14T00:00:00Z NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Expands in California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11535/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11535 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 13, 2016) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named the California Precision Medicine Consortium as a regional medical center group in the national network of health care provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11535 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-13T00:00:00Z Brain foods and cognitive health the topic of upcoming community discovery lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11533/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11533 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 12, 2016) - While aging is inevitable, most people want to maintain their brain power including memory, reading comprehension and cognitive skills. But like most organs in the body, by the mid-40s brains suffer a measureable decline, which can affect memory and reasoning, and many people develop age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11533 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-12T00:00:00Z DeLemos recognized as a National Magnet Nurse of the Year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11531/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11531 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 11, 2016) - Christi DeLemos, a nurse practitioner in the UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery, has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with a 2016 National Magnet Nurse of the Year award. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11531 Karen Finney 2016-10-11T00:00:00Z Hibbard Williams' enduring legacy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11526/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11526 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2016) - In death as in life, former UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Hibbard E. Williams’ commitment to mentoring and advancing the career of the next generation of medical leaders lives on. Williams, who passed away at home on July 26 at age 83, will be honored by friends and colleagues — past and present — at a special Celebration of Life in Davis on Oct. 15. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11526 Karen Finney 2016-10-10T00:00:00Z Russo honored as Elks alum of the year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11523/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11523 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2016) - Rachel Russo, a resident in the UC Davis Department of Surgery, has been selected as the 2016 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs Alum of the Year for her commitment to community service and inspiring others. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11523 Karen Finney 2016-10-10T00:00:00Z Shaikh accepted into California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11520/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11520 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2016) - Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, was accepted as a member of Cohort 16 of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program.  Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11520 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-10-06T00:00:00Z Preserving the power of antibiotics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11518/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11518 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2016) - Of the 10 million prescriptions for antibiotics that emergency department physicians in the U.S. write each year, many are prescribed for known viral infections such as acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, which do not respond to antibiotics. A one-year study at UC Davis Medical Center funded with a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and preserve the microbe-fighting power of antibiotics.   Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11518 Carole Gan 2016-10-06T00:00:00Z Vascular center celebrates 10 years of accomplishments http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 5, 2016) - The UC Davis Vascular Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Sept. 29 with an event to recognize the surgeons, physicians, nurses, imaging specialists, vascular technologists and clinic staff who provide comprehensive care for patients with blood vessel disease. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11517 Karen Finney 2016-10-05T00:00:00Z 30-day hospital readmission is a poor measure of quality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11514/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11514 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2016) - The 30-day window for hospital readmissions — used by the federal government to penalize hospitals believed to provide lower-quality care because patients return to the hospital following discharge — should be reduced to a week or less to more accurately measure factors within a hospital’s control, new research from UC Davis has found. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11514 Karen Finney 2016-10-04T00:00:00Z Cancer Care Network symposium focuses on precision medicine and end-of-life options http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11515/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11515 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2016) - More than 80 people attended the 4th annual Cancer Care Network Symposium Saturday at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium to explore key topics in cancer care, including the new End of Life Option Act.  Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11515 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis surgeons enroll the first patient in an acute spinal cord injury study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11511/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11511 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2016) - Neurosurgeons at UC Davis Health System have enrolled the first patient in a study that will determine if a new investigational treatment can safely and effectively improve motor function following acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11511 Karen Finney 2016-10-03T00:00:00Z Nutrition and early development the topic of MIND Institute's next distinguished lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11510/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11510 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2016) - An understanding of the effect of nutrients on brain structure and cognitive development in infants and children has advanced maternal and infant nutrition over the past two decades. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11510 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-03T00:00:00Z Ronald McDonald House Northern California launches caring cart at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11471/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11471 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2016) - Ronald McDonald House Northern California will launch its caring cart at UC Davis Children’s Hospital this week.  Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11471 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-10-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital launches Patient Stories blog http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11498/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11498 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital this week launched its Patient Stories blog. These stories highlight the care and support provided by the Children's Hospital team, as shared by pediatric patients, their families and staff. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11498 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-10-03T00:00:00Z